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Parent-Child Interaction during Home Visiting, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

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1.  What is one important way for a pregnant woman to prepare a healthy and nurturing environment for her baby?
  1. Work multiple jobs to save money
  2. Eat as much junk food as possible
  3. De-stress
  4. Only go to the doctor when she feels unwell
2.  What is the process through which caregiver and baby sensitively interact with each other from birth called?
  1. Cuddling
  2. Temperament
  3. Falling in love
  4. Attachment
3.  Which period of life does the brain grow and develop at the most rapid rate?
  1. During adolescence
  2. Birth to age 5
  3. Before birth
  4. 18-25
4.  Which of these is most helpful in supporting children in learning skills to engage with others and succeed in different learning environments?
  1. Nurturing and responsive relationships with caregivers
  2. Expensive toys
  3. Attending preschool
  4. Using flash cards
5.  What is the first step in supporting positive parent-child interactions during home visits?
  1. Bring high-quality toys into the home
  2. Developing a positive relationship with the family and child
  3. Do the activity with the child yourself
  4. Tell the parent exactly what to do
6.  Which of the following is the best way to build a relationship with the family and child?
  1. Learn about the unique strengths, culture, routines, traditions, values, and beliefs of the family
  2. Ask questions about their financial situation
  3. Invite them to your wedding
  4. Text them over the weekend to see what they are doing
7.  Which of the following is most true about materials used on home visits?
  1. You should only bring materials from your office into the home
  2. You should only use the family’s toys
  3. You should only use recyclable materials
  4. You may bring toys/materials into the home at times, but also may use the family’s own toys and materials found in the home
8.  During a parent-child interaction experience, what should the home visitor do?
  1. Stop the activity if the parent is doing it wrong
  2. Take over the activity and say, “This is a better way to do it”
  3. Not intervene too much, except for a small, encouraging gesture
  4. Give input throughout the activity
9.  What is the best way to provide positive feedback after the parent-child interaction has been completed?
  1. Have them write down their responses in a journal
  2. Video record the interaction without them knowing so they won’t feel uncomfortable
  3. Post all about it on Facebook
  4. Ask the parent what they think their child was learning from the activity
10.  Which of these is NOT encouraged during a home visit?
  1. Watching a TV show all together
  2. Father/father-figure involvement
  3. Book sharing
  4. Discussing fun ways for the parent to interact with their child during meal times